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How Can I Inexpensively Print Cards From the Pictures and Prints That I Produce?
Asked by Lisanne, Wells, ME on Aug 21, 2017 • Tagged in Offline

Looking for a way to print (inexpensively) cards from pictures and prints that I produce. Any ideas?

    Sheldon Jobe from Bizgoprint, LLC
    Bethesda, MD • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Hey Lisanne,

    If you're talking business cards, your local print shop can probably produce them fairly inexpensively. If you're talking postcards that I'm not so sure... (more)

How Do You Deal With Competition In Your Industry?
Asked by Mike, Sanford, FL on Mar 26, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Alex Lieb from Access Capital Mortgage, A Division of Presidential Bank, FSB
    Bethesda, MD • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Don't overpromise, be clear in what you can do and have open lines of communication with all parties to meet deadlines. As long as everyone is working together, the... (more)

What Are You Using for Free Anti Virus Software?
Asked by James, Green Bay, WI on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I'm kind of wondering what everyone else is using. We use the Paid Version of Avast. Also I'm providing a Link in case you've never looked at it.

Just wanted to let... (more)

Download Avast Free Antivirus

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I installed Avast Free Antivirus for Windows and it's great. Goodbye paid-for antivirus! Download now to stay safe.

    Martin Block from Kesem Technology
    Bethesda, MD • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Free is worth what you pay. Often the most crippling part of free is manual versus automatic updating. Why bother to have A/V at all if the signatures are not always... (more)

Market Research: Why Isn't Your Marketing Getting Done?
Asked by Stacey, Bethesda, MD on Aug 10, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
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You're a small business owner. You know you need to do regular marketing to grow your business. Yet, most don't.

What keeps you from getting your marketing done... (more)

    Barb Overwijk from Rubidge Retirement Residence
    1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    I would say time and budget for sure. Being a small buisness you have more than one role in your company as we dont have big corpoate officces to deligate stuff to.... (more)

Can Guerilla Marketing Be Successful for a Yoga Studio in This Day and Age?
Asked by Silvana, Markham, ON on Aug 03, 2017 • Tagged in Offline

Can Gorilla marketing be successful in this day and age

    Stacey Riska from Small Biz Marketing Specialist
    Bethesda, MD • 37 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 7, 2017

    Guerilla marketing . . . if you want to be the big gorilla in your niche/area, YES - you must do guerilla marketing.

    There's only 3 M's you need to make it work:

    *... (more)

Have You Made a Video Clip to Promote Your Printing/publishing Business?
Asked by William, Port Orange, FL on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Sheldon Jobe from Bizgoprint, LLC
    Bethesda, MD • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, August 3, 2017

    William, we haven't done one for our business... yet. The short answer is video clips are part of multimedia marketing toolkit for business in the 21st century.... (more)

How Important Is Communication When Working With a Web Designer?
Asked by Paul, Titusville, FL on Jul 30, 2017 • Tagged in Research

As far as quality goes, how many business owners believe that communication is most important when hiring or working with a web development/social media management... (more)

    Sheldon Jobe from Bizgoprint, LLC
    Bethesda, MD • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Hi Paul,

    I concur with Mark M's comments. Communication is key when working with any solution provider including web designers. Clearly laying out the scope of the... (more)

Can Anyone Recommend a Trade Printer to Handle a Variable Print Project?
Asked by Rick, Chatham, ON on Jul 31, 2017 • Tagged in Offline

I am looking for a trade printer capable of handling variable full colour print. 20,000 - 40,000 buck slips, 4/4 with a different promotional code printed on each... (more)

    Sheldon Jobe from Bizgoprint, LLC
    Bethesda, MD • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Good Morning Rick, I believe we can support your project needs. Drop me a line at [email address] with the specifics and a good time to discuss via phone. Thanks and... (more)

Online Marketers, What's the Best Way to Connect With Business Owners?
Asked by Frank, Saratoga Springs, NY on Jul 20, 2017 • Tagged in SEO

Many of the business owners we talk to don't realize the importance of some of the most basic things like claiming their Google business profile. The people who do... (more)

    Oo from Pizza Tempo
    Bethesda, MD • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 23, 2017

    There are many bad people out there trying to take advantage of people not knowing much about online part of the business. These people get people's business and... (more)

Restaurants, What Are Your Thoughts on Using Online Food Ordering Systems?
Asked by Adam, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Jul 20, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

Any restaurant owners using Yelp Eat24 or Grubhub's online ordering system? If so can you tell me if the service is worth the cost?

    Oo from Pizza Tempo
    Bethesda, MD • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, July 21, 2017

    If you upcharge more so that you can cover your cost paying their share, it might worth for some extra business that you might genarate